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Zespri slam Kiwifruit claim

zespri Chairman Peter McBride has slammed the $885 million "kiwifruit claim" against the Government.

Fonterra denies stink

The Eltham wastewater treatment plant pond where Fonterra has dumped buttermilk byproduct that is creating a stink with nearby residents. Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to dumping of millions of litres of milk byproduct.

Dairy drop 'kick in guts'

GlobalDairyTrade results Big dairy price drop has left farmers reeling and prompted economists to slash their forecast for Fonterra's milk payout.

Manager cleared of dirty dairying

Phillip Woolley Charges of dirty dairying laid against a former farm manager have been withdrawn.

Debate on GM called for

Protest march against the use of genetically modified organisms in New Zealand food. Visits to farms in the US has changed the way a Federated Farmers' leader views genetic modification.

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Related story: Greens' farming claims in tatters

What's next for dairying?

Massey University's Professor of Dairy Production Systems Danny Donaghy. A large drop in Fonterra's milk price forecast is not the only big issue facing New Zealand's dairy industry.

Greens' claims in tatters

It seems the message has finally got through – farmers are working hard to clean up rivers, keep their stock out of streams, and to plant more trees.

Just test the damn water

Blatant double standards

Fonterra denies stink

The Eltham wastewater treatment plant pond where Fonterra has dumped buttermilk byproduct that is creating a stink with nearby residents. Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to dumping of millions of litres of milk byproduct.

Manager cleared of dirty dairying

Charges of dirty dairying laid against a former farm manager have been withdrawn.

Monitoring processes questioned

NZX dairy forecasting tools

Dairy drop 'kick in guts'

Big dairy price drop has left farmers reeling and prompted economists to slash their forecast for Fonterra's milk payout.

Beef and lamb farmers happy

PGG Wrightson livestock agent Lou Elsmore sells a pen of sheep at the weekly prime sale at the Frankton Saleyards. While the dairy industry is feeling the pain in the wake of the slashed payout, sheep and beef farmers are smiling.

Finance offer stuns

A helping hand from their employers has set a young South Wairarapa couple on a farming career.

Demand boosts bull sales

Beef prices tipped to rise

Meat shortage looms

Expect to pay more for your next juicy barbecue steak as a world meat shortage looms.

Lamb-tastic arrival

Two-headed lamb From the deepest reaches of southern NZ, a biological anomaly has been born.

Stitching up the wool vote

For more than 100 years NZ "rode off the sheep's back" as the wool industry helped provide the country with an enviable standard of living.

Crucial wool vote looms

Big Ben world's best

NZ Merino eyes up strong wool

NZ Merino Company throws a spanner into the wool debate, revealing it is poised to enter the strong wool market.

Rhubarb era to end

Katikati rhubarb grower Trevor Bridge Trevor Bridge grows NZ's biggest and reddest rhubarb, but not for much longer.

Strawberries a delicious mystery

It's almost always not until Labour Weekend that Paul Hammington sees the fruits of his labours.

Irrigation app launches

Kiwifruit growers to sue Govt

Zespri slam Kiwifruit claim

Chairman Peter McBride has slammed the $885 million "kiwifruit claim" against the Government.

Debate on GM called for

Protest march against the use of genetically modified organisms in New Zealand food. Visits to farms in the US has changed the way a Federated Farmers' leader views genetic modification.

Farmers claim measuring flaws

Using one nutrient discharge measuring tool for all farms is not sensible or practical, Fed Farmers says.

Whatawhata block for sale by tender

Kiwis seek gas remedies

Dairy dips but beef set to soar

Dairy prices may be down again, but the world price of beef keeps rising.

Beet the bolters

Fodder beet Rogue "bolters" in beet feed crops need to be plucked out by hand or they will lower yields and contaminate seed crops.

Cute and cuddly killers?

Health board warns allowing children to frolic with baby spring animals could lead them to contracting serious and potentially life threatening diseases.

Time to plan beyond forced births

Common sense required

Killer disease not unique

Mysterious liver disease killing hundreds of cows was a freak event but not unique according to a veterinary pathologist.

Ebola a boost for NZ salmon

salmon A bizarre food-safety scare in China linking a fish disease to Ebola could be a good thing for NZ salmon exports.

Offer highlights tuna plight

Chinese plans to take even more tuna from the Pacific are revealed in a Hong Kong stock offering.

Scallop harvest reduced

Fishing merger a step too far

Live mussel export ban

Parasite found in Marlborough Sounds mussels leads to Canada barring live greenshell exports.

Still horsing round at 76

Thelma Busby Showing horses is in Thelma Busby's blood.

Life is busy

New baby, new job, new awards. Life is busy and challenging for one of New Zealand's top sharemilkers.

Silage bale wrap goes pink

Up for the challenge

Loving the lifestyle

An ambitious young dairy manager enjoys every day on the job.